Brewed by Sawdust City Brewing Company
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Gravenhurst, Canada


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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.81/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Aged for two months in Gamay barrels from Malivoire Winery and Chardonnay barrels from Southbrook Estates, our hoppy Belgian Golden has turned into a whole new animal! All that barrel sittiní got done got the Princess all tarted up and sheís ready to hit the town! With subtle hints of oak and a cheek puckering tartness this 9% Golden Ale is sure to please once again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (19347) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
Tasting at Mattís; cork; 10% ABV
Cloudy blond color, generous head. Very nice aroma, funky, a bit fruity too. Nice body strength; astringency is the main character, Brett presence is huge, and it has a lot of bitter orange, and a mild vinous character. A bit dirty, but to be fair the bottle was shaken.
Aggressive, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mcberko (14663) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
750mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a medium white head. Aroma is lovely, with very complex yeasts, lots of brett, a little dry oak from the chardonnay, and funk. Flavour is extremely complex, with loads of barnyard funk upfront, followed by oaky chardonnay, and a fairly subdued but definitely present tartness. Complex, wonderfully balanced and dynamic. Fantastic stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (12958) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2016
A golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light candy sugar, light Brett, light lactic notes, light ground cherry, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light curacao, Brett, light lactic notes, resinous hops, light cork, alcohol warmth, very nice and complex. On tap at Brotherís Beer Bistro.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12892) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 21, 2016
Bottle - Funky sweet and almost anise like notes. Cloudy gold with a decent white head. Sweet, bitter and funky with some nice barrel notes. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (11230) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 26, 2012
Enjoyed multiple times at The Rhinoís first beer festival. Unique complex creation of IPA, Belgian yeast, a wine barreling used for blueberry wine.Three months on the barrel. Big lacy, lots of foamy head. Very smooth and woody. Woody and blueberries square off and the tartness is what I noticed, the wood to Sam the beerís Creator. Galaxy hops in the finish. Funky initially, less so noticed on the nose later in the keg, and when the foam evaporates.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2013
2013-07-31. Hazy bright pastel orange body and modest off-white head. 3++ Aroma is moderate, pale malt, light fruit and white wine like vinous character. Flavour is dry and woody on first sip and fairly bitter. It has more wood character than I normally like but here it blends really well with the fruity bitterness. Bit of a white wine like undertones in the finish. Wood fades a little with each sip, adding to the drinkability. 7++ Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. On tap at BarHop, Toronto

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9593) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2016
Tall can, shared with TylerDurden. Whatís "the O.D.B."? Old Dirty Bastard? I donít know, maybe Iím missing the obvious. Anyway, this was a really great brew! Very hazy golden yellow with a lively white head that left gobs of lace. Interesting profile: quite vinous but with a deep funk, and a lemony tartness, and some peppery green notes as well. Very compelling, complex and delicious.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 27, 2012
Pale golden pour with a thin white head. The nose is softly spicy and quite funky. Lots of soft barrel character and a bit of light fruitiness. A nice bretty character on the back that has a great flinty character. Minty and a little bit chewy. Absolutely delicious stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2012
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2014 [4816-20120922] Tap. Fruity blueberry juicy aroma has some fragrant floral yeast notes. Slightly hazy, light brown orange body with a medium-lasting creamy white head. Fruity blueberry yeast flavour has a metallic floral tang on the finish. Medium body. interesting to sample but not really a fan of the wine infusion. (5/3+/5/3/10) 2.6
(TBW GTA 2012 @ BeerBistro, Toronto, ON)

[5616B-20130731] Tap. Citrus skin hops and dusty wood aroma. Hazy, pale orange body with a quick foamy white head. Bittersweet iced tea and light fruitiness in the flavour. Medium body. Not like the first time I had this, thatís for sure! (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(1YA @ Bar Hop, Toronto, ON)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (7697) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2013
This is really nice. Barrel adds a great aroma and comes on a little heavy, or perhaps itís the other elements that just arenít super strong. Belgian floral hops, some sweet malt. Pours cloudy golden with decent head and lacing. Very nice palate and leave. Some bitterness and a touch of tang that comes together well. Soft carbonation. Tap at Barhop.

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